Growing in Haringey – Launch Celebration

This week sees the long-awaited launch of an exciting new network linking up all those interested in growing food, in order to increase food production and public awareness of food issues throughout the borough. It is backed by a wide range of community groups and networks (see below).

Friday 27th March   5pm-8pm
[After the Tottenham food coop & community kitchen/cafe  12-4pm]
Broadwater Farm Community Centre
1 Adams Rd, Tottenham, N17 6HE [by Lordship Recreation Ground].

All welcome!
How to get there: Bus W4 to stop in Broadwater Farm estate – walk diagonally to Community Centre. Bus 123 or 243 to Lordship Rec gate – walk into park, then to left

‘It is very exciting bringing together all those involved in growing food throughout Haringey, whether on allotments, in back gardens, indoors, on green spaces or in schools. Its fun, good for the environment, and we’re determined to encourage many more to get their fingers dirty! This is all part of a world-wide shift to local sustainability and long term self-sufficiency.’ – Jo Foster, Sustainable Haringey network.

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Lordship Rec Community Festival 09 – planning meeting 23rd March

Lordship Rec Community Festival 09

festival-thumb.jpgIncluding… Tottenham Flower & Produce Show, Dog Agility Show, Cycling Activities, Fun Run, Performance Showcase (in the Community Centre), Community Cafe, Skateboarding/BMXing, Football Tournament, Arts and Crafts for Under-5s, History Displays, Walks and Talks, Pond-Dipping and Bug Hunt, Adventure Play, Picnics and Community Stalls…

Planning meeting Monday March 23rd, 6.30pm

at the Broadwater Farm Community Centre, 1 Adams Rd, N17

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Public support ensures Lordship Rec gets £400,000 grant!

Thanks to the fantastic demonstration of public support over the last 3 months, Lordship Rec got the £400,000 grant from the Greater London Authority’s parks vote ‘plebescite’. Here are the voting results for North London.

North London Parks Votes

Lordship Recreation Ground 4711
Dollis Valley Green Walk 4302
Arnos Park 4158
Elthorne Park 2533
Barnard Park 2405
Lincoln’s Inn Fields 2237
Shoreditch Park 1461
Coram’s Fields 1293
Bunhill Fields 842
Broadley Street Gardens 650

An incredible response considering Tottenham is an area where so many people don’t have direct internet access. A big thank you to everyone who helped encourage people to take part. We thank our fellow residents around Haringey for this massive vote of confidence, demonstrating the overwhelming public support for the community-driven plans for the regeneration of Tottenham’s largest green space. All our hard work and patient partnership-working with the Council and others over the last seven years is at last beginning to pay off.

Despite being one of six parks around London shortlisted for a special ‘one-off’ £2m GLA grant, we weren’t successful in getting that. This means that we still have to work hard over the next 6 months to raise additional match funding in order to ensure our regeneration plans can be implemented.

Dave Morris
Chair, Lordship Rec Users Forum

See the GLA press release below for more details.

Mayor reveals Lordship Recreation Ground and Dollis Valley Green Walk are £400k vote winners

110,000 Londoners vote for ten favourite winning parks

The Mayor today (Wednesday 4 March) revealed that Lordship Recreation Ground, Haringey, and Dollis Valley Green Walk, Barnet, are among the top-ten winning parks to each receive a £400,000 makeover following a public vote.

Londoners were recently invited by the Mayor to vote on a shortlist of parks across the capital in order to fund improvements to make them more attractive and safer for local communities. More than 110,000 people cast their vote and the winners have been announced today.

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Lordship Rec Users Forum

Next Meeting – Monday 9th March 2009 at 6.30pm in the Broadwater Community Centre, 1 Adams Rd, N17

Reps from all organisations concerned to see a better future for the park are invited to attend.

Agenda: all the usual news, reports and discussions about progress on improving the park, including funding update.

The Haringey Friends of Parks Forum

The Haringey Friends of Parks Forum is the umbrella network for all the borough’s local Friends groups (there are around 30).  The next bi-monthly meeting is this Saturday: Sat March 7th  10am – 1pm,  Bruce Castle Museum, N17

Monthly Drop In

This Sunday 1st March : 2pm in the hut in the children’s playground

Refreshments available. All park users and local residents welcome!

Catch up on all the news (and there’s TONS of it!)….

  • report from this week’s well attended consultation events at the community cafe
  • views on the revised plans for the new environmental centre, playground (work starting in May), city farm, river restoration, Broadwater Centre’s future, BWF schools re-organisation
  • wildlife areas in the Rec?
  • this year’s community festival (Sept 12th)
  • any other news and views

Free Winter Health walk

Saturday 28th February – 11:00am


Meeting point: Chestnuts Park, by the Community Centre N15

FREE healthy snacks for all participants!

Please wear suitable outdoors clothing appropriate to the weather conditions and suitable footwear for walking.

For more information please call Michael on 020 8348 6005 or email

Lordship Recreation Ground Consultation Event

Lordship Recreation Ground Consultation Event
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th February 2009 11am to 3pm

At the Jazz Café, Broadwater Farm Community Centre
1 Adams Road, London N17 6HE

Dear All,
You are invited to attend a special consultation event surrounding the regeneration of Lordship Recreation Ground. We’re seeking your opinions about designs for the new City Farm and Eco-Centre, as well as the revised plans for the park as a whole.

To answer any questions the following will be present on the Friday: the architects and designers, officers from Recreation Services and Neighbourhood Management, reps from Back To Earth (who will be managing the new facilities) and members of the Friends of Lordship Rec. On the Saturday, it will mainly be the reps from Back To Earth and the Friends of Lordship Rec.

There will also be information about the new proposals for the merger of the current Broadwater Farm schools and Children’s Centre by rebuilding them and creating an integrated learning campus at the site.

The event will take place in the Jazz Cafe, where there will also be gorgeous home-cooked meals made by local residents (available to buy at very cheap prices), as well as the Tottenham Food Co-op market stalls (with a range of organic vegetables and other products).

So all in all its going to be an exciting and highly informative event.

Please come along, have you say and help shape the future of your local park!!!

Goan Community Association Annual Valentines Dance


On SAT 14th FEB. 2009
Keston Rd. N17 6PW

>From 7.00 pm – Late

Dance to a Sensational Disco

Playing your ‘Ole Tyme’  & Popular Disco Favourites
Where were you when you first heard that song? Let that song take you back in time!

Win some fantastic prizes
Surprise for the First person to buy a ticket

Tickets only £10.00 per Adult (inc.meal)
£5.00 for Students Sch Uni (inc. meal)

For tickets contact  
Josephine   020 8967 7471
Grace    020 8808 9048
Irene   07957 158 993
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Proceeds to go towards Central Heating in the Centre. So, if you cannot attend perhaps you would like to buy a ticket to contribute towards this worthy cause!

Book early to avoid disappointment

Reg. Charity No. 1082965